Naples Outlet Center getting a makeover
A 25-year-old outlet center in East Naples, Florida, is undergoing an extensive facelift and seeking new retail blood, according to Crossman & Company, which has just been signed as its leasing agent.
Once filled with shoppers, the Naples Outlet Center has dropped in recent years due to an economic downturn in the area, according the Naples Daily News. In 2014, nearly half of its 40 stores were vacant.
But Crossman leasing agents insist that the 21-acre property with 146,000 sq. ft. of retail space continues to benefit from highway visibility and growing populations in nearby upscale communities.
“Highway traffic counts exceed 28,895 vehicles a day,” said Crossman Senior Leasing Associate Sandra Woodworth. “The center serves communities in Naples and Marco Island, including Fiddlers Creek, Eagle Creek, Lely Resorts, and Naples Reserve.”
Current tenants include Loft, Bass Factory Outlet, Ann Taylor, Kitchen Collection, Coach, Van Heusen, Samsonite, and Rack Room Shoes.
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Report: Amazon to open pop-up stores nationwide
Coming to the local mall — Amazon?
Amazon plans to open dozens of pop-up stores in malls across the nation, according to Business Insider.
The temporary stores, whose total could reach 100 next year, will showcase and sell the company's devices, particularly its Echo home speaker, the report said.
On a page on its website, Amazon lists 21 pop-ups in 12 states, with six in California.
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Target first out of the gate with holiday hiring plans
The holiday hiring wars have begun.
Target Corp. is the first national retailer to announce its holiday hiring plans with the news that it plans to hire 70,000 seasonal store associates. The amount is the same as last year.
In addition, the discounter plan to hire 7,500 employees to work in its distribution and fulfillment facilities during the holiday season, which is slightly up from last year.
In a new feature this year, Target’s 1,800 stores nationwide will host dedicated hiring events in October, meeting with thousands of prospective candidates.
Target said its 7,500 distribution and fulfillment center team members will help to replenish the stores while fulfilling the “mega-high volume” of online orders the chain expects during its busiest season of the year.
As in past years, existing Target associates will get first crack at any extra holiday hours they want.
Not Shopping at Target!!
My vote is still no to the Target Corp. Not coming back!